Will ensure defeat of Sonia Gandhi, says Baba Ramdev

Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) Baba Ramdev has said that he has vowed to ensure the defeat of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and will camp in Rae Bareli to campaign against her. The yoga guru also lashed out at Gandhi scion Rahul saying the Congress vice-president had no direction or vision.

"Whenever there is a major crisis before the country, Rahul hides himself," Ramdev alleged while calling the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) the most corrupt government in the country post-Independence. The Congress, he added, had plundered the coffers of India more than the British.

Addressing Swabhiman Trust youth workers here Wednesday, he also said that he would decide on fielding candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only after going through the saffron party's poll manifesto.

Interacting with youth workers in the state capital, Ramdev said he was a supporter of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP leader had a proven track record of good governance. "Not only me, millions in the country are impressed by Modi," he said.

"The people are noting everything and will use their vote to oust the corrupt Congress government forever," the yoga guru said.